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||Wildlife Resources Outreach Specialist
||C41 $49,350 - $83,895
|Rate of Pay
||$49,35 / Commensurate with experience
|Type of Position
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|If Part-Time, specify number of weeks
|Position Reports To (Title)
|Scope of Position
The Wildlife Resources Outreach Specialist is, or will become, familiar with laws, regulations, and operations affecting wildlife and associated outdoor recreation, such as hunting. This position will assist with editing and publishing the annual Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations as well as updating and adding content to the Hunt Illinois website, manage the windshield card system, and other websites managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife in coordination with other staff and contractors. The Wildlife Resources Outreach Specialist will have a primary focus on the information technology needs of the Division of Wildlife but will also experience all facets of the Division’s daily operations and assist with meeting our mission: “To provide leadership with the restoration, management and protection of wildlife populations and their habitats, in accordance with the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.”
This position is part of the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC) Department, partnered with Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). On average, this position will work 2 days/week at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in Springfield, IL with remaining time located at NGRREC in East Alton, IL; potential for hybrid remote work schedule (office/home).
|Key Measurable Expectations
- Assist with modernizing and updating the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations, selected websites, windshield card surveys, and permitting systems and databases;
- Improve interpretation and understanding of hunting regulations by the public;
- Assist with the review of current and proposed regulations and the potential affects to wildlife populations, stakeholders, and existing regulations;
- Participate, on occasion, with field work related to wildlife population research, monitoring, and habitat management;
- Interact with government agency daily operations, including internal and external meetings.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management, or a related field;
- Strong written and oral communications skills;
- Background in or basic knowledge of natural resources, wildlife biology and ecology, management, regulations, natural resource conservation, and hunting and trapping regulations;
- Document editing and publishing;
- Synthesizing complex information for public use and interpretation.
- Experience with a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office and Adobe products;
- Understanding of information technology;
- Experience with website design and editing;
- Graphic design experience;
- Understanding of the legislative process;
- Experience with public outreach and an understanding of the enforcement of natural resource regulations.
||Some Evenings , Some Weekends , Other (specify) - Monday - Friday, 9:00pm-4:00pm